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Keeping Kidney Stones Away: Doctors from the Mount Sinai Health System Discuss Risk Factors for Kidney Stones and Tips for Preventing Them

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March is Kidney Awareness month, and physicians from the Mount Sinai Health System are available to discuss risk factors associated with kidney stones and ways to prevent them.

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UNF Business Professor Takes Madness out of the Month

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University of North Florida business professor Dr. Jay Coleman takes the madness out of the month with his “Dance Card" Method for determining NCAA March Madness brackets, also known as “bracketology.”

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Expert: Turning Waste Gases into Profit with New Technology

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Expert can speak on commercially available technology that harnesses the methane waste gases produced by various industries and converts it into clean energy that a business can use on-site or sell for a profit—all while using its current infrastructure. Alain Castro is the CEO of Ener-Core, Inc., which has developed and is now commercializing its Power Oxidizer, which converts low quality waste gases such as methane into useful heat and power.

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Don’t Let Daylight Savings Disrupt Your Child’s Sleep

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Setting clocks forward this Daylight Savings Time may lead to your kids to be sleepy. Sanjeev Kothare, MD, has tips to ensure sleep isn’t disrupted.

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Fighting Childhood Obesity Among Native Americans

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“Secure, healthy caregiving is just as important as genetic factors in preventing physical and emotional problems,” according to South Dakota State University nursing professor Marylou Mylant. That’s the premise behind research on strengthening families to fight a dramatic increase in obesity among Native American preschoolers. Less than 25 percent of the preschoolers at the intervention site have normal BMIs.

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Perfect NCAA Bracket? Near Impossible: DePaul University Mathematician

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The odds of picking a perfect bracket for the NCAA men’s basketball March Madness championship tournament are a staggering less than one in 9.2 quintillion (that’s 9,223,372,036,854,775,808), according to Jeff Bergen, mathematics professor at DePaul University.

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Long-Term Care May Not Be Best for Adults with Traumatic Brain Injury; Other Housing Needed

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A new, large-scale Canadian study shows that many adults with traumatic brain injury (TBI) live in a long-term health setting – such as a nursing home- which may not be appropriate for their condition and younger age.

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Weighing the Risks of Hormone Therapy

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It's time to clear up the confusion and debunk the false reports surrounding the potentially serious health risks of Hormone Therapy.

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The Meaning of Malcolm X for Africana Religions: Fifty Years On

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Since his death on February 21, 1965, the man who changed his name from Malcolm Little to Malcolm X and then finally to El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz has stood at the symbolic center of global Africana debates about diasporic consciousness, political liberation, strategies for Black empowerment, and Black religious identity. Half a century later, the intellectual and activist legacy of Malcolm X is more important than ever for understanding the religions and the cultures of Africana people in the modern world.

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Protecting Food Crops From Soil Contaminants

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Using natural soil components to trap pollutants will allow producers to control soil contaminants and reuse draining water while protecting their agricultural crops, according to Mohamed Elsayed, a Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholar at South Dakota State University’s chemistry and biochemistry department. His research seeks to increase the ability of humic acid to adsorb, or trap pollutants, in combination with either of two clay minerals—kaolinite or montmorillonite.